2017 National ID&R Forum 
Call for Proposals
The ID&R Center @ ESCORT is seeking proposals for workshops and presentations for the 2017 National ID&R Forum to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana from September 19-21, 2017. The Forum is designed to focus specifically on identification and recruitment (ID&R) for migrant education programs.

Potential Session Topics
Each year the planners for the National ID&R Forum seek proposals that address aspects of the Migrant Education Program related to the eligibility, identification, and recruitment of migrant children and youth. The proposals for the 2017 National ID&R Forum will follow the same expectations. And, given the recent eligibility changes to the program as a result of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), sessions for this year’s Forum are likely to spark some interesting discussions on the effective implementation of ESSA at the district, regional, and state levels.

Potential Topics for the 2017 ID&R Forum include:
  • Migrant Child Eligibility under ESSA
  • Innovative Strategies to Identify and Recruit Migrant Children
  • Using Technology in ID&R
  • Electronic COE Implementation and Best Practices
  • Effective Recruiter Training
  • Implementing Quality Control in ID&R
  • Recruiting Non-traditional Populations
  • Recruiting and Serving Preschoolers and OSY
  • Urban Recruitment and the new ESSA
  • ESSA Implications for Recruitment Efforts

In addition, the Forum also can entertain general education topics that are of importance to recruiters, such as:

  • Rights of Immigrant Children
  • Recruiter Safety
  • Understanding the Migrant Lifestyle
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Binational Education Program
Please note:
  • Presenters will be responsible for their expenses related to participation in the conference, including conference registration fee, travel, food and lodging.
  • If applicable, presenters are also responsible for preparing a sufficient quantity of handouts for distribution; presenters will be notified of the expected number of handouts to prepare.
  • All conference-related information will be sent to the lead presenter who is responsible for sharing with the co-presenters.
Please share a copy of the Call for Proposals with other interested individuals.

Proposal Form Deadline: August 1, 2017

Forum Registration

Go to: 2017 National ID&R Forum Registration Form. Registration fee is $175 per person.

Hotel Information

Hilton New Orleans Riverside | Two Poydras Street | New Orleans, LA 70130

For reservations, click: Hilton New Orleans Riverside Online Reservation, or call 504-561-0500 to make reservations by phone. Request the "2017 ID&R Forum" group rate of $128.00/night (plus tax).

Note - The hotel requires the first night charge as a deposit (refundable if canceled 72 hours prior to the arrival date). The cutoff date for hotel reservations is Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

Call for Proposals Form 
Items with an asterisk (*) are required.

Terms of Presenting

I (we) understand that I am (we are) responsible for all expenses related to participation in the Forum, including registration, travel, food and lodging. I am (we are) responsible for preparing a sufficient quantity of hard copies of the presentation materials for distribution at the Forum. As lead presenter, I am responsible for sharing all information received with any co-presenters.

I have obtained permission from my supervisor to submit this proposal. In addition, the MEP State Director was consulted (if applicable).
Lead Presenter Contact Information

Co-Presenter(s) Contact Information

Request for additional information should be directed to:

ID&R Center @ ESCORT
10006 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Suite 102
Tampa, FL 33618
Telephone: 866.963.6677 | Fax: 813.964.8985
Email: IDR-Forum@escort.org